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Apple Watch Can Predict Upcoming Heart Attack 97% Accurately

May 12, 2017 04:55 AM EDT

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The Apple watch has been known to venture into health and fitness tracker territory, however, the research team from the University of California, San Francisco along with the group behind Cardiogram app found that there's more to this device. The researchers discovered in their study conducted that this device has 97 percent accuracy in detecting irregular heartbeat rhythm and upcoming heart attack.

In a study made by the team from the University of California, San Francisco, there are 6,158 participants involved in the experiment. These participants used the Cardiogram app on the Apple watch, which paired with an Al-based algorithm, Mac Rumors reported.

To identify the result, the experts used the data gathered from the Apple watch and data showed that the 6,158 participants had a regular EKG reading. However, the 200 participants have been identified with an irregular heartbeat rhythm called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

Back in 2016, the researchers started studying the Cardiogram app in the Apple watch whether it could detect an upcoming heart attack and discovered that it can detect irregular heart activity through the use of deep neural network gathering. Also, the researchers said that this could be a good way for the medical experts to prevent stroke in the near future.

On the other hand, the irregular heartbeat rhythm called paroxysmal atrial fibrillation results in one out of four strokes. And as of now based on all the gathered reports, a lot of people are now using this Cardiogram app present in the Apple watch to monitor heart rhythm, BGR reported. keep reading at Science Times.

As of this moment, the University of California, San Francisco along with the group behind Cardiogram app are still in the process of studying the neural network standard from the Apple watch. To keep updated with the latest news and updated

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